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almost everything that ended up being in the final stimulus bill. harry reid has think it them for helping to drafted, and they brag on their website that they helped design this thing and push it through. glenn: ok. seiu. this is the labor group. they are the ones pushing through health care. this is acorn/seiu. there vice president is on the board of directors of apollo, correct? >> yes, a vice-president of the seiu is on the board of directors. glenn: ok, can you tell me where john podesta fits in on this? >> he is also on the apollo board and also with the center for american progress, which sends out the talking points for the blogs and the on-line activists. the acorn and the seiu, they get their talking points from that center for american progress email. glenn: ok, i just want to ask you. barack obama is keeps trying to separate himself from all of these organizations. he keeps giving speeches saying, "i am oneç of you guys. çi really am." but then he will distance himself over and over again from the individuals, but lsd ask you this. john podesta, van jones, now i
. nancy pelosi and harry reid are great individuals, they are not great legislative movers. we're ready stuck on capitol hill with the obama agenda and president obama has a very limited stock of political capital. he's using it up at high rates. pelosi and reid are using up his political capital. it is giving your checkbook to your neighbor and basically saying, go ahead and get me some home improvements and it is hurting obama right now and it is looking like a pretty tough fall. >> host: in that piece in "the hill" you mentioned one reason obama spent so much political capital is aside from the ambitious agenda, he allowed congress to set the tone of for example, healthcare reform. >> well, you know, you come in and the senate was the great incubator of policy ideas, they were chunking bills out regularly and the president could come in and like shopping at a department store, could pick and choose a handful of priorities and really press forward. that is what obama did with the "serve america" act, a significant piece of legislation that has been forgotten in this kind of early his
. harry reid preparing to do what progressives hollered for, cut the republicans loose and pass public health care. reid's staff says they are possibly going to use the reconciliation posture. we will not pursue reconciliation until we exhausted efforts to produce a bipartisan bill, however, patience is not unlimited. jon kyl said he does not think a single republican senator would vote for either the house bill or the one senate bill that made it out of committee so far. after michael steele dared democrats to go it alone, taunting that their reluctance to do so prove democrats know the american people rejected their vision of health care reform. >> don't come up in my face saying i'm an obstacle. you got the votes, mr. president, pass the bill. they could have done it. why didn't they? they know it's poisonous. they know the american people will not tolerate it. >> polls show american not even tolerating, but supporting the option. few americans supporting president obama on health care in general. 46% proving his handling of health care down 57% from april. let's turn to clarence pa
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